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Community-Acquired Pneumonia- Do not ignore it

About


Community-Acquired Pneumonia is a lung infection that can develop in people outside a hospital. The non-medical term to describe a mild case of Community-Acquired Pneumonia is known as “Walking Pneumonia-


C. Pneumoniae is the primary cause accounting for 2% to 5% of Community-Acquired Pneumonia. It is also the second most common cause of lung infections in healthy people between 5 to 35 years. [1]



Community-Acquired Pneumonia is:
Treatable by medical professionals
Requires medical diagnosis
Lab tests or imaging required
Can be cured within weeks if treated properly


The other most commonly identified pathogens of Community-Acquired Pneumonia are Streptococcus Pneumonia, Haemophilus Influenzae, Atypical Bacteria, and viruses.


Symptoms


Most common symptoms of Community-Acquired Pneumonia include:
- Feeling of weakness
- Cough
- Shortness of breath
- Chest pain
- Chills
- Fever


Treatment


Self-care:
People are at a higher risk of developing this disease if they are not vaccinated. Hence, vaccination is the best possible way to prevent Community-Acquired Pneumonia. Also, people who smoke should quit this habit. It also reduces the chance of developing the infection.


Medication:
Diagnosis can tell whether the patient can be safely treated at home or should be hospitalized. Doctors might also prescribe antibiotics. In certain cases, antiviral or antifungal drugs can also be prescribed.


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